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Don’t refuse to rent based on criminal record until your read this

Don’t refuse to rent based on criminal record until your read this

Legislation Real Estate
One of the things the District has gotten right is establishing, maintaining and expanding one of the most protective Human Rights laws in the nation. I am very proud to live in a place where wrongful discrimination, of any kind, is simply not tolerated. Did you know that the DC Human Rights Act also protects the criminal record of rental housing applicants?
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Do you need to get your condo units to market faster?

Do you need to get your condo units to market faster?

Real Estate
I’ve handled dozens of condominium and cooperative projects for owners and developers and by far the biggest complaint is the amount of time that the process takes from beginning to end. As experienced DC real estate developers and agents can tell you, timing is extremely important to the success of any sales project.
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Legal Changes Ahead For Liquor Licenses

Legal Changes Ahead For Liquor Licenses

Hospitality
With two (2) new board members sworn-in on January 24, 2017, and the Council considering both the Mayor’s proposed changes to the law and the Board’s Final Rulemaking to amend the Municipal Regulations, there are changes abound for the gamut of license types.
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It’s Not Worth Fighting Over

It’s Not Worth Fighting Over

Litigation
I can’t even count the number of times that a potential client has come to me, with a juicy, winning litigation case, with one big problem… the amount of money in dispute is less than the legal fees will be. Frustrating, for both of us. The problem is that litigation is an alternate financial reality. In litigation world, $15,000 is not a lot of money. In the real world, it is.
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Reverse Mortgage Foreclosure Protection

Reverse Mortgage Foreclosure Protection

Legislation Real Estate
Wait a minute. I thought a reverse mortgage was an arrangement where the lender pays the owner every month. How can there be a risk of foreclosure where the owner is receiving and not paying a monthly mortgage payment?
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Rent Concessions To Be Outlawed

Rent Concessions To Be Outlawed

Legislation Real Estate
On September 9 Councilmember Cheh proposed an amendment to the Rent Stabilization provisions of the Rental Housing Act. That is just a complicated way of saying that the Councilmember is seeking to change the “Rent Control” Law to make it more difficult for landlords to raise the rent.
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